Before joining the tech industry, I was jobless nearly homeless, and down to my last $70 while I was living in a moldy storage room in a mobile home in a trailer park in North Platte, Nebraska.

After finding my way to South America where I trekked the Peruvian Andes and High Jungle, I began self-teaching myself to code. My life has irreversibly been altered for the better because of that decision.

I have been a keynote speaker at major events, won awards at startup accelerators, built websites for major and minor companies, taught dozens of people to code, been offered thousands of dollars to move to new cities, and made friends from all over the world as I have adopted the life of a world traveler.

Now, I share my story and experience with all who will listen.

I Am a Decision




A Needle and Nerve

Last week when I had the bloodletting I felt absolutely amazing afterwards. It was remarkable and I somewhat looked forward to getting stabbed in the arm with a larger than normal needle this time. Before Read more…



I woke up this morning not feeling pain. Oh, that’s not impressive? Is that normal for you, well fan-freaking-tastic, now I can join the club. I have been waking up in pain since as long Read more…


Bloodletting in Mexico

After years and thousands of dollars spent in the USA on doctors, labs, and medicine treating symptoms (not the actual problem), it took two days here in Mexico for the doctor to determine have hemochromatosis. Read more…

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I'm always on the go these days, so you'll have to contact me to find out where I'm at and what I'm up to now.

Where is David Now?

In Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico starting a traveling code camp.

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